I hate it when I forget to take photos before I begin a project---but I did. A friend asked me to paint a peeled & faded fox that's been in her flower garden for years. I've not had much experience in this area but decided to give it a try. It could always be repainted if I failed.
While I know what a fox looks like, I captured free clip art images from the internet so I could more accurately paint in the details.
After a good scrubbing, I sprayed him with a nugmeg colored primer---the best option of what I had on hand.
When he was dry, I began brushing on the different colors. I was amazed that what I expected to take a day or 2 was finished in less than 2 hours. It took much longer to brush on the 3 coats of mat finish polyurethane for protection. I finished with a coat of gloss polyurethane on his eyes & nose.
For a first try, I was very pleased with the result & so was my friend. We named him Reyne after Reynard, a fox prominent in medieval French fables.